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A Free Saturday Morning…Where Am I?

by Courtney on August 7, 2010

It’s another beautiful Saturday here in Upstate, and since I had a free morning, a trip to the Farmers Market was definitely on the agenda! 8-)

Before heading out, I woke up nice and early to get my workout all finished for the day. I did the 40 minute Rock Hard Total Body Workout from Exercise on Demand, and it totally rocked my booty! I’m finding that I really like this workout, and it’s been a good switch from my usual BodyPump for a little while. If you have access to Exercise on Demand, and you’re up for a challenge, I’d definitely recommend you try this workout:

“This strength training workout from Body By Jake will get your entire body moving. Learn challenging muscle building moves that will take your workout to the next level while you watch your body change without expensive weight training equipment. Grab a pair of dumbbells and get ready to seriously sweat it out with this full body workout.”

After showering and getting ready, I grabbed a quick breakfast on the run, since I only had a few minutes before meeting up with Kate.

I had an ugly (but delicious) baby banana & two Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. My supply of these is dwindling…I’m getting sad. :(



(Please ignore the ghetto nail polish sample on my thumb…I was testing out some colors yesterday.) ;)

I realize this probably wasn’t the best “breakfast” to eat after an intense workout, but I was also taking into account the fact that I would be snacking on various samples while at the market too.

The market was definitely hoppin’ today! So many goodies to choose from. I would seriously have no problem dropping $50+ if I had that much cash on me. :shock:

Ginormous tomatoes!


Pretty flowers :) 


So ever since the beginning of the Farmers Market season, Kate and I have been eyeballing this crazy concoction called a “pizza scone” at one of the vendors. We’ve passed it up every time, but today Kate bit the bullet and decided to try it out. After we both had a bite, we decided that it was definitely just like pizza! It almost tasted like dough + sauce, with the cheese on the top. Crazy, but totally delish!


As I walked in door after getting home, I was greeted by this guy who was definitely somewhere where he knows he does not belong!

Oh crap, I’m busted…”


We had a talk and straightened things out. He apologized.

Alright, so here’s my goods from today:  



Tomatoes!! :-D


Multigrain Bread


Blizzard Butter for Mom to try!


And of course, an iced coffee with skim milk to top off my morning trip. :-P


I also picked up some fresh corn on the cob, romaine lettuce, some chives, and a cucumber. All of this cost me Jay $20.00, which is probably more than I’d pay at the grocery store, but I really don’t mind. I love buying things locally when I can!


Time to go make some lunch and head out for a little poolside action. 8-) Hope you’re all enjoying your Saturday!

Question for the Day:

When visiting a Farmers Market (or grocery store) do you go with a list or a budget or do you just buy whatever looks good?

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1 dorrybird August 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I usually don’t have a list in mind – just sample lots of things and buy what tastes best that day. Dallas has a fabulous Farmers Market! :)

And now I’m craving pizza…


2 Chicago Cuisine Critique August 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm

This post really makes me wish I had gone to the French Farmer’s Market I’ve been wanting to check out in Chicago. I definitely don’t plan on going with a list..whatever looks good is what I will be picking up. Glad to see you are enjoying your Saturday.


3 Shanna, like Banana August 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I’m thinking your Mom will also love BB. My supply is nearly gone and I blame that on using celery sticks as spoon to eat it out of the jar..hehe!

Pizza scone sounds like something i need to make!


4 Lizzy @ LBBakes August 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I think the farmers market is ALL about flying by the seat of your pants and picking up whatever looks good! Definitely no lists for me. Those tomatoes like soooo good, by the way. :)

I made pizza scones a couple months ago and was amazed at how pizza-like they tasted!


5 Megan August 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Ooh I love stopping for a huge iced coffee and then going to stroll the farmer’s market! I usually just pick up whatever looks good :)


6 Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox August 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Oh! The cute kitty! Our orange and white is always where he ought not be.
Love the gorgeous farmer’s market photos. I usually have a list of things I’d like to find, but most of the time, I just buy whatever looks good when I get there. My husband is from New York state too, up north of Syracuse, so he’s always hunting good apples. I’m from the South so I’m usually scouting out peaches and plums.
Great job on the workout!


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